Rays pitcher Chris Archer upset with David Ortiz's bat flip

Monday July 28th, 2014

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer took issue with Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz’s bat flip after his third inning three-run homer in Boston’s 3-2 win on Sunday. 

Archer said that Ortiz acts like he is “bigger than the game of baseball.”

Ortiz, who has 25 home runs and 76 RBI this season, seemed to brush off Archer’s comments and said that players today are sensitive when it comes to things like his bat flip. 

"It's pretty much what I do," Ortiz said of the home run, via MLB.com. “There's always going to be comments like that. And he's not the right guy to be saying that. I don't think, you know, you got two days in the league, you can't be just [whining] and complaining about [things] like that. ... Tell him to stop acting like he's David Price."

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Ortiz did compliment Archer, saying “he’s got great stuff,” but said it will take him a while to reach an elite level.

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